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Violent crime NAT. AVG.
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Date & Last Updated: This data reflects the 2022 calendar year and was released from the FBI in September, 2023; this is the most current data available.
StatisticReportedincidents/100k peopleBeecher/100k peopleIllinois/100k peopleNational/100k people
Total crime22n/a (estimate)4711,9702,324
Violent crime2n/a (estimate)43287370
Vehicle theft1n/a21.4281.6282.7
Property crime20n/a (estimate)4281,6831,954

An Overview of Crime Rates in Beecher, IL

Crime can be categorized into two primary types: violent and property crimes. Violent crimes encompass offenses such as murder, rape, robbery, and assault, whereas property crimes involve acts like burglary, theft, and vehicle theft. The overall crime rate in Beecher is 79.8% lower than the national average. Specifically, there were 2 violent crimes reported in Beecher, equivalent to 43 per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average by 88.4%. Additionally, Beecher recorded 20 property crimes, amounting to 428 per 100,000 people, lower than the national average by 78.1%.

Beecher proudly maintains an impressively low crime rate, registering at a mere 471, which sharply contrasts with the national average of 2324. This stark contrast firmly positions Beecher as one of the most secure residential destinations throughout the entire United States. The total crime rate takes into account the total occurrences of both violent and property crimes per 100,000 people, offering an invaluable assessment of the area's safety suitability for living.

Beecher has one of the lowest violent crime rates of all cities in the United States. With a rate of 43 violent crimes per 100,000 people, Beecher ranks among the safest cities in the United States making it an attractive choice for those seeking a new place to call home.

In a remarkable testament to the city's commitment to safety, Beecher reported a murder rate of 0. This could indicate that it is a very safe place to live, but also serves as an inspiration to other urban areas striving for safer communities. Examining the full crime report will provide a complete overview of all crimes - violent and property.

Since 1990, property crime rates per 100,000 people in the United States have steadily decreased. Recently, the average did increase slightly. Having said that, Beecher has a property crime rate that is well below the national average with only 428 reported property crimes compared to the national average of 1954. Based on this report, Beecher remains a very safe place to live with regards to property crime.

What Do the Locals Say About Crime in Beecher?

What do the local residents think about crime in Beecher? Well, based on a recent survey of 6 people (conducted by AreaVibes), 67% of Beecher residents said that there was virtually no crime and that they felt safe walking at night. Another 33% of respondents said that there was too much crime in the area and they did not feel safe walking alone at night.

Is Beecher a Safe Place to Live?

Determining whether Beecher is a place to live may not always yield a simple answer, given the city's varying safety levels across different areas. Nonetheless, comprehending the city's overall crime rate can be a valuable asset. In broad terms, Beecher has an overall crime rate that is 80% lower than the national average. When we take a look at crime on a daily basis, this translates into 0.06 daily occurrences, comprising 0.01 violent crimes and 0.05 property crimes. Scrutinizing these statistics provides a foundation for a more informed assessment of the suitability of Beecher as a potential place to establish residency.

Has Crime in Beecher Increased Since Last Year?

Year-over-year crime data allows residents and potential residents to assess the crime in Beecher. A decrease in crime rates may indicate improving safety, while an increase could raise concerns. The year-over-year crime rate in Beecher has decreased by 31.3%. Violent crimes have decreased by 75%, while property crimes have decreased by 16.7%. By comparing crime rates from one year to the next, authorities and communities can identify trends and patterns in criminal activity. This helps in understanding whether crime is increasing, decreasing, or remaining stable over time.

Potential Causes for Crime in Beecher

Beecher has a poverty rate of 3.1, while the national average is 15.1. In the past, there has been a direct correlation between high or low poverty rates and high or low crime stats. Elevated poverty levels and income disparities can contribute to heightened criminal activity, as individuals may resort to unlawful means to address their fundamental necessities. While lower poverty levels have led to a reduction in typical crime levels compared to other areas.

High population density areas are often large urban centers with diverse economic opportunities. These areas can exacerbate income inequality, with pockets of poverty existing alongside affluence. Areas with economic disparities may experience higher property crimes and, in some cases, violent crimes. On the other hand, areas with low population density tend to see lower Beecher crime rates. The population density in Beecher is 1622.8 people per square mile, while the national average is 90.6 people per square mile.

In Beecher, the ratio of police officers and civilians stands at 1.82 per 1,000 residents, contrasting with the national average of 3.25. This discrepancy highlights the potential impact of law enforcement and community policing on crime rates. The strength of their collaboration can serve as a deterrent to criminal behavior, fostering a safer environment. Effective law enforcement leans heavily on community policing strategies that prioritize the cultivation of trust and cooperation between police and residents. It's essential to recognize that the effectiveness of these efforts isn't solely tied to the quantity of officers but also hinges on the quality of their engagement with the community.

Beecher crime map

The Beecher crime map provides a detailed overview of all crimes in Beecher as reported by the local law enforcement agencies. Based on the color coded legend above, the crime map outlines the areas with lower crime compared to the areas with higher crime. The Beecher crime heat map offers insight into the total crimes on a block group level. Please note that the red areas on the Beecher crime map does not always indicate that it is a dangerous area for its residents. Areas on the heat map could be inflated if they are located in high traffic areas like airports, sports centers or large parks. Other areas on the heat map could see increased crime rates if they are located in major tourist areas like the downtown core.
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      Crime Quick Facts

      • Beecher crime rates are 80% lower than the national average
      • Violent crimes in Beecher are 88% lower than the national average
      • In Beecher you have a 1 in 213 chance of becoming a victim of crime
      • Beecher is safer than 90% of the cities in the United States
      • Year over year crime in Beecher has decreased by 34%

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        Daily Crime In Beecher (per 100,000 people)

        The graph above looks at the comparison of crimes committed in Beecher on a daily basis (per 100,000 people) to crimes committed throughout the state of Illinois and the USA. According to the latest crime statistics, daily crimes in Beecher (which include property crimes as well as violent crimes), when compared to Illinois, are 4.19 times less than the state average and 4.94 times less than than national average. Violent crimes committed in Beecher on a daily basis are 6.72 times less than than Illinois average and 8.64 times less than the average nationwide. Daily property crime rates in Beecher are 3.93 times less than the daily state average and 4.57 times less than the daily national numbers.

        How Safe is Beecher (higher is better)

        Is Beecher safe in comparison to other cities in the state of Illinois as well as in comparison to the rest of the areas across the United States. Using the gauges above, which compare crime in Beecher to other cities in the state and across the country, Beecher is 79% safer than other cities of Illinois and 90% safer than other cities in the nation. Beecher has a ranks above average in comparison to other cities in the country.

        Chance of Being A Victim of Crime in Beecher

        The chance of being a victim of violent crime in Beecher is 1 in 2338
        The chance of being a victim of property crime in Beecher is 1 in 234
        The chance of being a victim of crime in Beecher is 1 in 213
        Are you curious to know the likelihood of suffering from a crime in Beecher? If you reside in Beecher, the likelihood that you will become a victim of a violent crime is 1 in 2338. Violent crimes include: murder, sexual assault, robbery, and physical assault. There is a 1 in 234 change that you will become a victim of a property crime. These sorts of crimes against personal property include: burglary, theft, and auto theft. In total, the likelihood of being victimized by a crime in Beecher, is 1 in 213.

        Year Over Year Crime In Beecher (per 100,000 people)

        The year over year crime rate per 100,000 people for Beecher is an accurate tool for tracking the rise and fall of crime, and in determining if living in Beecher has become safer or more dangerous. The year over year data displayed in the graph shows that violent crimes have decreased by 76% in Beecher, while property crimes in Beecher have decreased by 20%. Total crime has decreased by 34% year over year.

        Beecher police department

        Item Beecher Illinois National
        Law enforcement employees (officers & civilians)830,690558,732
        Police officers & civilians /1000 residents1.82.63.3
        There are a total of 8 Beecher police officers. This results in 1.8 police officers per 1,000 residents which is 31.1% less than the Illinois average and 43.9% less than the National average.

        Sex offenders in Illinois

        State Total offenders Illinois /100K National /100K
        There are a total of 32,213 sex offenders in Illinois. This yields a total of 263 sex offenders in Illinois per 100,000 residents which is 1% less than the national average.

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        Source: The Beecher, IL crime data displayed above is derived from the FBI's uniform crime reports for the year of 2022. The crime report encompasses more than 18,000 city and state law enforcement agencies reporting data on property and violent crimes. The uniform crime reports program represents approximately 309 million American residents, which results in 98% coverage of metropolitan statistical areas.